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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Eat It

Week #3 at home is underway and it is going pretty well. Jeffrey appears to be having a growth spurt because he ate for almost four hours last night and for about two hours tonight. He nibbles for ten or fifteen minutes, sleeps for ten and then fusses for food again. It’s a little frustrating but I do think that it has helped my milk supply and I know he’ll be growing bigger because of it. He’s sleeping pretty well at night; he’s going for about four hours at a stretch. Brian and I are splitting the night feedings so that we can both get some sleep.
We had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and Dr. Burke said that he looks really good and he’s growing like a tiny weed. He is up to 5lbs 10oz. and is measuring at 19½ inches!! He’s still having some issues with his reflux but Dr. Burke thinks that we’ll continue his medications at their current levels. Hopefully, he’ll just grow out of the meds and we won’t have to worry about them anymore.
Next week, he gets his Synagis shot for RSV along with his weight check. This is the last one he’ll need this year since the flu season is over in May. We asked Dr. Burke about making sure that he gets the shots next year since he’ll be in daycare and at high risk for RSV. She let us know that she doesn’t foresee having any problems getting it in the future. We were worried because it’s very expensive (about $1000 per dose) and it needs to be given every 30 days during cold and flu season. With our doctor’s backing it will make it easier to convince the insurance company to pay for it.
In other news, I’m getting a little more used to the idea that I’m a Mom and that we get to keep him. We’re starting to get into a routine and I’ve actually been able to get a few things done in the house. We ordered baby announcements the other day and although most everyone knows that he’s been born, I want to send pictures of him and celebrate our little guy.
Anyway, I’m going to toddle off to bed now. It’s late, since the boy wouldn’t stop eating for most of the evening and may wake again at anytime. I wanted to let everyone know how our boy has grown and that we’re so proud of him. Goodnight.


ArthurDent said...

He looks so alert and, dare I say it, Bad. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good.

Two months, two weeks and two days old, yay!


Sue Fisk said...

And the whole 80's theme goes on....
Hey, if you are looking for local daycare next year, let me know. The only person I trust my kids to, in a private home with only a few other kids there at the same time. Can't say enough good things about her!
You can never be too careful deciding who will watch your little one while you're working- especially such a cute little sweet pea like Jeffrey! I can't get that adorable little face out of my mind tonight... it's NOT gas, I tell you, that boy smiles at me!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow he's getting so big. I promise I will be back out the see him soon. I have the show this weekend. I promise I will teach him the dances when he gets a little bigger. Since he already knows the story because you read it to him Dani. Of course I mean Charlie and ther Chocolate Factory. See you all soon. Liane